In 2001 Crowded House frontman, Neil Finn put together his 7 Worlds Collide project which featured Ed O'Brien and Philip Selway of Radiohead, as well as Eddie Vedder and Johnny Marr to name a few. The super group performed a series of shows in New Zealand which eventually led to a live album and DVD. Finn has just announced that a second installment of the project will be taking place, not only with repeat members such as Radiohead, Marr and Lisa Germano, but this time around with Wilco's Jeff Tweedy, Pat Sansone, John Stirrat and Glenn Kotche joining in.
The mega-group will record a complete album of new material that will be recorded over the next few months in Auckland and is due for release in 2009. Plans also include a series of concerts featuring many of the artists in the line up to take place in Auckland early in the New Year. Proceeds will support Oxfam in fighting poverty and injustice.